The Cumbrian Centre for Health and Technologies (CaCHeT) has developed two new modules for nurses and allied health professionals, which focus on the use of digital technology in health and social care.

The training provides an overview of digital solutions and technologies, aiming to enable health professionals to manage interventions supporting long term conditions, to understand issues around patient self-management, ethical considerations, changes to the patient-professional relationship, and to provide an understanding of how to design and deploy a digital service. Modules can be taken individually, as part of a CPD programme, or within a programme of full time study.


Digital Health and Social Care: Use of Technology in Health and Social Care

These modules aim to give you an in-depth understanding of how technology can be used to support health and/or social care outcomes and explain the principles of how to design and implement digital technologies in practice.


Digital Health and Social Care: Work-based Project

To support and mentor students through the implementation of a digital health & social care within their practice, including integration with current systems and the development of an evaluation strategy.


Find out more about these modules on the University of Cumbria website...


Bespoke Training is also available - please contact 

More than 150 colleagues from General Practice across the county were able to join the conference on 17th September, and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive - thank you.

The workshop material and copies of the presentations from the day are available on the conference page – we hope to have a film of the day available soon too. The day was designed to take forward the work we began together at the Council of Members meeting in May. No one size will fit all in Cumbria, but we are keen to work together to understand what might be good ways of working in the future and how to take forward those developments, working as individual practices, practices working in collaboration together and in Federations with CCG support. We are keen to get more feedback from colleagues across the County on these areas and will be doing so at the practices meeting in South Cumbria on the 15th October and are looking for a similar opportunity in North Cumbria. There will be more discussions on General Practice at the Council of Members meeting on the 19th November.

A number of people have contacted us to say how valuable the presentation made by Dr Naresh Rati of the Vitality Partnership was at the General Practice Conference. The Vitality Partnership is described as one of the first examples of a new model of General Practice - “super partnership”. Vitality is regarded as a leading example of a Multi-speciality Care Provider organisation referred to in the NHSE Five Year Forward View Document. Dr Rati is happy to host a visit from a Cumbria group if anybody is interesting in learning more about the work that they are doing. We are happy to co-ordinate a visit – please let Jen Park ( know if you would be interested.



Patient First returns to the ExCel London, for two days on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th November, bringing together medical directors and doctors, directors of nursing and nurses, directors of infection prevention and control, patient safety directors, pharmacists, senior operational staff and many more health care professionals from across the UK.

Patient First had a tremendous inaugural event in 2014 with over 2,600 attendees gathering to learn from expert speakers, meet with our exhibitors and network together to generate real change in patient care.

And this year it’s set to be better than ever, with a host of changes. Attendees and exhibitors alike can expect:

  • Bigger & better theatres
  • Networking opportunities in the leadership lounge with leaders and buyers
  • Extensive case study driven seminar content
  • All new lunch time symposia’s
  • Access to a show floor tech hub

Registration for Patient First 2015 is now live!